Troy Montgomery attended Ohio State before embarking on a pro career that could bring him to Toledo this season.
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The Tigers will open spring training Feb. 13, which means baseball season is coming. Here is a daily look at players with possible ties to the 2018 Mud Hens, whose home opener is set for April 12 vs. Pawtucket.
OF Troy Montgomery
History: The Tigers received Montgomery from the Angels as part of the return in the Ian Kinsler trade. He was an eighth-round pick by the Angels in 2016 out of Ohio State, and the 23-year-old climbed to Double-A in his first full pro season. Montgomery had a .348 on-base percentage with nine steals in 65 games at High Single-A Inland Empire in the California League; while he batted just .235 in 20 games at Double-A Mobile, he had a .350 on-base percentage and four more steals.
Future: Montgomery is ranked as the Tigers’ 26th-best prospect by MiLB.com entering the season. Montgomery’s limited time in Double-A points to him starting in Erie; if he shows improvement there, it’s not out of the question to see him in Toledo this season.
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